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Giant Pitta
Pitta caerulea (Raffles, 1822)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Pittidae
Genus:
  Pitta

Scientific:
  Pitta caerulea

Citation:
  (Raffles, 1822)

Reference:
  Trans.Linn.Soc.London(1) 13 p.301

Protonym:
  Myiothera caerulea

Avibase ID:
  B8FF6A4A796DAF59

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B8FF6A4A

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 562224


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Pitta caerulea caerulea: S Myanmar, s Thailand, Malay Peninsula and Sumatra
  • Pitta caerulea hosei: Borneo
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Giant Pitta
Czech:
  pita modropláštíková
German:
  Riesenpitta
Danish:
  Kæmpepitta
Spanish:
  Pita Gigante
Finnish:
  sulttaanipitta
French:
  Brève géante
Italian:
  Pitta gigante
Japanese:
  oniyairochou
Japanese:
  オニヤイロチョウ
Dutch:
  Reuzenpitta
Norwegian:
  Kjempepitta
Polish:
  kurtaczek olbrzymi
Russian:
  Голубая питта
Slovak:
  pita veľká
Swedish:
  jättejuveltrast
Chinese:
  大蓝八色鸫


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Brève géante ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Brève géante ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caerulea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
   Giant Pitta ( Hydrornis caeruleus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Pitta caerulea [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Pitta caerulea [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Pitta caerulea [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Giant Pitta ( Pitta caerulea) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Pitta caerulea [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Hydrornis caeruleus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Catalan: pita gegant
Czech: Pita modrá, pita modropláštíková
Danish: Kæmpepitta
German: Riesenpitta, Riesen-Pitta
English: Giant Pitta, Great Blue Pitta
English (IOC): Giant Pitta
Spanish: Pita Gigante
Spanish (Spain): Pita Gigante
Spanish (HBW): Giant Pitta
Estonian: suurpita
Finnish: Sulttaanipitta
French: Brève géante
Hungarian: óriáspitta
Indonesian: Burung Paok Sintau, Paok besar biru, Paok Sintau
Italian: Pitta gigante
Japanese: oni ya-iro-chō, oniyairochou
Japanese: オニヤイロチョウ
Japanese (Kanji): 鬼八色鳥
Latin: Hydrornis caerulea, Hydrornis caeruleus, Myiothera caerulea, Pitta caerulea, Pitta caerulea caerulea
Lithuanian: Milžiniškoji pita
Malay: Burung Pacat Besar, Pacat Besar
Dutch: Reuzenpitta
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kjempepitta
Norwegian: Kjempepitta
Polish: kurtaczek olbrzymi
Pinyin: dà lán bā-sè-dōng
Russian: Большая питта, Голубая питта
Slovak: pita veľká
Serbian: Džinovska pita
Swedish: jättejuveltrast, Jättepitta
Thai: นกแต้วแร้วยักษ์, นกแต้วแล้วยักษ์, นกซุ้มหมู
Thai (Transliteration): nók súm-mŭu, nók tâeew-láeew yák, nók tâeew-ráeew yák
Ukrainian: Піта велика
Chinese: 大蓝八色鸫
Chinese (Traditional): 大藍八色鳥, 大藍八色鶇

 

         

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